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dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Jan.25.2014
"God cannot be found in a book of religion," said the spiritual teacher and mind/body doctor, Deepak Chopra. That's probably not saying it strong enough. God cannot be found at all. If, however, you think of God as "up there, somewhere," and you as "down here on earth," that is to say, if...
sam-barry's picture
Sep.05.2013
I was talking to the author Scott Turow the other day—oh, did I just drop a name? I can drop more. On the same day I spoke to Dave Barry, Michelle Kaufman, Laura Barry, Eric Brandt, Deborah Warren, Elaine Petrocelli, and Beyoncé. Beyoncé says “hi.” Scott mentioned that it was Rosh Hashana—the...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Apr.26.2013
The question: Is there a sin God will not forgive? What did Jesus mean by these words? In Mark 3:28-29, Jesus says, “I promise you that any of the sinful things you say or do can be forgiven, no matter how terrible those things are. But if you speak against the Holy Spirit, you can never be...
rosy-cole's picture
Feb.22.2012
    (unrevised poem written in 2009) It was the same date as today, Ash Wednesday of that year, An opaque sky heralded the bleak disciplines of Lent. Cremated palm leaves made soot as fine as stoneground cornsilk, Echoes of long-past hosannas Fading in the deadened air.   Metanoia...
Dr.Sheri.Rosenthal's picture
Feb.13.2011
My students and I were having an interesting chat recently about repentance and some interesting issues came to light that I thought I’d share. I was concerned with the amount of suffering they were experiencing as they were recapitulating their lives and rewriting old painful stories. The...
Dr.Sheri.Rosenthal's picture
Nov.21.2009
My apprentices and I were having an interesting chat recently about repentance and some interesting issues came to light that I thought I’d share with you. I was concerned with the amount of suffering they were experiencing as they were recapitulating their lives and rewriting old painful stories....
molly-secours's picture
Sep.17.2009
Look Carefully. See anyone you know in this photo? Is it your mother, your aunt, your grandmother?  Young Elizabeth Eckford is 'welcomed' by angry white women on her first day of school-southern style. The 'insanity' now, is the 'insanity' of 1957.  Rush Limbaugh was only seven and Fox TV did not...
patricia-barbee's picture
Sep.11.2009
Life is so short.  As we age, before we check the comics and news we check the obituaries. Yesterday, checking the obits via the internet for an area my Darling and I chose to make our home, I read the obit of a dear lady at the County Courthouse, who was fabulous with whatever we, a group of...
chariss-walker's picture
Sep.11.2009
We usually feel regret when it becomes obvious to us that we have said or done something that wronged or harmed another. Regret is usually accompanied by a feeling of sadness or sense of loss but in my opinion true regret initiates a plan of action to set things right.     There was a man...
rebbecca-hill's picture
Sep.11.2009
From time to time someone’s emotional outburst will bring me back to my own eruptions.  One that stands out was a day at the office.  It was my first office job.  I was in my late teens, and I had been at this small computer training company for about nine months.  We were fast approaching a...